Seva is the spiritual practice of selfless service. Seva, a Sanskrit word, springs from two forms of yoga, Karma Yoga which is yoga of action and Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of worship inspired by Divine Love.
Seva is one of the simplest and yet most profound and life changing ways that we can put our spiritual knowledge into action.
Seva is asking “How may I serve you? Or ask Can I help you?” Another way of doing service is to roll up your sleeves and help where you notice that you are needed. We can share our resources and energy with those in need and respond positively when a person asks for help. “Being there as the need arises is a simple definition of Seva by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji. When you consider work as divine service, you can do it anywhere, at any time.
Doing Seva is uplifting your own self, your own people and your world. Offering our Seva is a way to make a significant contribution to the spiritual community of fellow beings on earth. It is a practice that feeds us spiritually and a spiritual discipline that awakens us to the greater truth of our own being. Doing service as a devotional act can bring us to an elevated state of being. It can connect us with our ability to love. Seva is an ideal way to both give and receive simultaneously. We are giving the very best of ourselves to the people and the activities we are engaged with and by the nature of spiritual law we cannot help but receive in return the inner inspiration, revelation and fulfillment.
During 7 Days of Katha, we are doing different seva projects like Tree plantation, Free Eye Check-up camp, Free General Health Check-up camps, Blood Donation camp, Agnihotra Homa Training, Free group marriages, Supporting Goshala, Cleaning Campaign etc.